Rarely do we find a tale of benevolence in adland these days, so we
were touched to hear about Joshua's recent experience of working with
The Oscar-nominated actor worked on the agency's ad for Zurich Financial
Services, where he plays a wizard who inspires a young boy to score a
try in a game of rugby.
O'Toole was professional to the last, although he did admit that playing
rugby with ten-year-old boys was a bit knackering.
So knackering, in fact, that he clearly thought the best way to keep
them all entertained was to buy some pressies for his co-stars, and
promptly sent an assistant off to nearby Glasgow to buy all the boys
And our young chap who plays rugby-loving O'Toole's grandson in the ad
showed no sign of being in awe of the legendary actor. As they prepared
to shoot the first scene, O'Toole was offering words of encouragement to
the lad, when the little one confided that it was all very exciting as
it was his first acting job.
Thinking he'd found a like-minded soul, he then caused great hilarity
among the ad veterans at Joshua by asking if O'Toole had ever done any
acting before. Aah.
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